HATFIELD - Francis H. Hebert of Pinellas Park, Fla., died Jan. 8, 2013.
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Francis was born Oct. 4, 1924, and was originally from Hatfield.
Francis was predeceased in death by his beautiful wife, Henrietta and his brother Raymond.
He leaves behind his loving family including three sons, Ron and his wife Carole of Manchester, Conn., Charles and his wife Cara of Westfield and Derek and his wife Trish of Pinellas Park, Fla.; a brother, Robert and his wife Arlene of Hatfield; a sister, Joyce Leamy of Spring Hill, Fla.; six grandchildren, Jeoffrey and Timothy, both of England, Kristina (Hebert) Manfredi, Kyle, Justin and Heather Hebert; nieces and nephews; many great-grandchildren; Mary Caldwell, a friend of 73 years, of Northampton, and his guard dog, Toby.
Francis served in the United States Navy fighting for our country in World War II and the Korean Wars, receiving two honorable discharges.
He met his lovely wife Hetty while stationed in England and returned home with her to Northampton, then to Hatfield.
Francis spent many years working alongside his father and his brothers, Raymond and Robert, in the family heating and oil business, Hebert and Sons.
Francis was very involved in town politics in Hatfield. He was instrumental in building the waste water treatment plant and in securing government funding to ensure it was built to the highest of standards.
Fran and Hetty retired to Pinellas Park, Fla., in 1989.
He had many friends both in Massachusetts and in Florida, who will deeply miss him.
There will be a graveside service with honor guard at Bay Pines National Cemetery on Jan. 15, 2013, at 12:45 p.m., where he will lie alongside his wife.
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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Jan. 15, 2013